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development authority and the city of johnston awarded dupont 17 million dollars in state incentives--- all to make sure jobs stay secure through the merger. " after months of fighting for dow- duponts headquarter spot-- the city of johnston will have to settle for being a "global business center" instead. once the 130 billion dollar merger between dow and dupont is finalized- the company will subsequently split into three separate entities. "ii think they immediately thought we can walk away. this is too good. lets see what we can make of this, i thnk that really influenced their decision " please make graphic with statement in a statement, dupont pioneer president paul schickler said ""this is setting us up to deliver more innovation and choice personally, i am proud of what we have looking forward to friday afternoon, the iowa economic development authority dollars in incentives- two million of that to retain 500 research and development jobs. also approved a one incentive - in total giving 17 million to the company. "when you go through a merger situation, where things end up at
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good place for the community and state" dupont pioneer's current employment is at 26-hundred and more layoffs are expected as the merger continues. but in the end, both johnston's city council and mayor believe the global center will be a positive for iowa's ag development. ""i think the fact that we have a really positive tax incentive system, good tax credit at state level, promotes nad encourages companies to put jobs here in iowa. " "see some more loss of jobs in short term. but over long term we believe they'll do research activities here in johnston, employment numbers will go back up again, possibly higher than what we have currently" claire/bam: there are mixed reviews on this dowdupont announcement. senator joni ernst said shes disappointed, thinking of the families who have faced and will face layoffs. while governor brandstad said he's proud the company is chosing to keep johnston as a world class biosciences company and global center. the dow-dupont merger is expected to be finalized sometime after
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claire powell local 5 news we are iowa jack: we want to know -- are you worried about how this will impact the city of johnston and metro jobs? do you know anyone who's affected? you can connect with us on facebook and twitter. send us an email to: "news at we are iowa dot com" or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555 we'd love to hear what you think about this story or any other. stephanie: new tonight at five. stephanie/ots: iowa has its first confirmed case of zika virus.... the iowa public health that an iowan after recently traveling. don't know the name of the person, we do know that it is an older woman ranging from 61 to 80 years old who has travelled to central america. department sas something most worry about. "while this virus is not found in iowa - and we anticipate it ever being found in iowa naturally because we don't have the right mosquitos, but even though it's not found for any iowans who
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the carribean, central america, south america. that they could pick up this virus, come home, and then get sick here." stephanie: doctors just advise iowans traveling to those zika virus hotspots to protect themselves from mosquito bites. jack/wxhang: brad highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and cloudier with highs in the 40s, but that is still going to be about 10 degrees above average. and winds will not be that strong sunday either. .next week is looking decent with just slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. stephanie/wxhang: brad thanks. jack/1 shot:
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wind, driving can be tough for anyone. but imagine hauling around 80 thousand pounds behind you. that was today's challenge for semi drivers cruising through iowa. just like a winter storm, some truckers decided they'd had enough. several semi trucks were parked, waiting out the wind. "you have to slow down cause when you go throught overpasses and stuff there, you'll feel it kinda pull you so gotta, you gotta probably drop 10 - 15 mile an hour, ya know? " jack: as brad said just a moment ago, the winds are already calming down, meaning truckers should find the driving easier tonight. stephanie/1 shot: that wind certainly was not helpful at a housefire in des moines... it happened in a single family home near the intersection of hubbell and
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there was no one was inside house when crews arrived on scene, but smoke was pouring out of basement and has caused extensive damage in the home. officials say todays high winds did not contribute to the fire. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... state wrestling is heating up in downtown des moines. we'll preview local 5's coverage of the tourney. jack: but next... donald trump's lead among republicans is shrinking. what he had to say after the pope questioned his faith. stephanie: and... straight ahead ... thousands mourn the loss of supreme court justice scalia. see who will be attending his funeral tomorrow and who will be missing "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie/2ram: welcome back as the race for president tightens up - the candidates are lashing out. jack: we're less than 24 hours from the next primary and caucus. today, the candidates are doing whatever they can to rally undecided supporters. abc's megan hughes has the story.
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a myrtle beach crowd about his plan to build a wall-- sot - donald trump / (r) presidential candidate trump: "who is going to pay for the wall?" crowd: "mexico!" trump: "who?" crowd: "mexico!" this--after pope francis said a person who builds walls and not bridges isn't christian. the vatican clarifying this morning the pope wasn't referring specifically to trump. trump says he thinks the mexican government manipulated the pontiff. sot - donald trump / (r) presidential candidate "they had him convinced that illegal immigration is like a wonderful thing. not wonderful for us, wonderful for mexico." the latest polls show trump with a shrinking lead among south carolina voters followed by senators ted cruz and marco rubio jeb bush, governor john kasich, and ben carson fill out the back of the pack. sot - matthew dowd / abc news political consultant "i think this is at best a four-way going forward. so it's 6 to 4. and it could be a three-way race after tomorrow." senator ted cruz appearing today with duck dynasty star phil robertson-- sot - sen. ted cruz / (r) presidential candidate "talk about a man who knows how to shoot a duck." cruz is under fire himself-with court challenges to his name on the ballot now in a half dozen states. the latest-illinois and new york. cruz was born in canada but says he's eligible for the presidency because his mother was a u-s citizen.
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trail again today with popular south carolina governor nikki haley. he swiped at democrats: sot - sen. marco rubio / (r) presidential candidates "none of our candidates is a socialist thats a good thing (applause) and none of our candidates is under a federal investigation." democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both focused on this weekend's caucus in nev-add-u- sot - sen. bernie sanders / (d) presidential candidate "..." megan hughes oncam close: polls show clinton and sanders are neck-and -neck heading into tomorrow's caucuses. the primary here in south carolina likely won't be as tight?but it could thin out the pack. megan hughes, abc news, washington. " stephanie1ram: our chief political correspondent amanda krenz spoke with abc's political director rick klien today about ted cruz and the lawsuites filed over whether he's qualified to be president. "...continue to dog ted cruz. " jack: klein says the
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klein says the democratic race in nevada could be very close. again - democratic caucuses happen tomorrow in that state, the republican primary is in south carolina. paying respects in d-c today to supreme court chief justice antonin scalia. one of the most influential and controversal justices to sit on the high court died this past weekend. scalia's son, who's a priest, offered a prayer as scalia's nine children and 36 grand children looked on. the funeral is tomorrow in d.c., at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. vice president joe biden will be
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stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad ((ad lib weather toss))
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" jack: the warm weather means people cruisin to the car wash it's a great day to clean up all that salt and sand that's been building up all winter. jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards
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accurate brad: (adlib) (adlib) brad: there is windy! today with winds gusting up to 60 mph in the metro! well, the winds will be diminishing the rest of today and into the evening. temperatures did manage to make it up to 60 in des moines and will stay mild tonight. with mainly clear skies tonight our temps will drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s across iowa. saturday is shaping up to be a really nice day with sunny skies most of the day, mild temperatures and much lighter winds! highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and cloudier with highs in the 40s, but that is still going to be about 10 degrees above average. and winds will not be that strong sunday either.
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slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: diminishing the rest of today and into the evening. temperatures did manage to make it up to 60 in des moines and will stay mild tonight. with mainly clear skies tonight our temps will drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s across iowa. saturday is shaping up to be a really nice day with sunny skies most of the day, mild temperatures and much lighter winds! highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and cloudier with highs in the 40s, but that is still going to be about 10 degrees above average. and winds will not be that strong sunday either. .next week is looking decent with just slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. brad/wxhang
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brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: diminishing the rest of today and into the evening. temperatures did manage to make it up to 60 in des moines and will stay mild tonight. with mainly clear skies tonight our temps will drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s across iowa. saturday is shaping up to be a really nice day with sunny skies most of the day, mild temperatures and much lighter winds! highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and the 40s, but that is still degrees above average. and winds strong sunday either. .next week is looking decent with just slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. (adlib) today and into the evening. temperatures up to 60 in des moines and will stay mild
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clear skies tonight our temps will drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s across iowa. saturday is shaping up to be a really nice day with sunny skies most of the day, mild temperatures and much lighter winds! highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and cloudier with highs in the 40s, but that is still going to be about 10 degrees above average. and winds will not be that strong sunday either. .next week is looking decent with just slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! stephanie: stephanie: we love to see your weather photos! if you capture any good pictures make sure to post them at we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! stephanie/2shot: this weather is just fantastic. but that can only mean one thing..potholes! jack: they're probably already on your neighborhood street. today local 5 took to the streets on "pothole patrol" as you can see, there's some serious chunks missing in our roads around the metro. definitely not good for your
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"we never know - snow, or if we are going to have a refreeze or if we're gonna patch holes. we're trying to patch holes. we have a lot of holes to patch. we try to accomadate the public as much as possible." local 5's jacob peklo will have more on what's being done to fix potholes, tonight at ten. jack: coming up on local 5 news at five... she wrote one of the most famous books of all time. the latest on a noted author passing away.
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whats trending now stephanie/2couch author harper lee passed away last night at the age of 89 lee wrote the novels 'to kill a mockingbird' and the recent 'go set a watchman' jack 'to kill a mockingbird' was published in 1960 and tells the story of racial injustice in a small alabama town.
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the pulitzer prize for fiction and has sold more than 10 million copies. lee was also awarded the presidential medal of freedom by president bush in 2007. the book has also become one of the most taught works of fiction. jack/2couch: no it's not a bad sci-fi movie, it's a real thing in missouri called fire tornadoes. high winds caused fires to spread across thousands of acres in missouri thursday, which generated whirling flames. sparks from a tractor ignited the fire, but low humidity and high temperatures stimulated the flames. and with the inflow of colder air hitting the flames created the tornado affect. whirls of the flames reached over 10 feet at times. with high winds, the fire quickly spread, burning at least 1,500 acres. stephanie: and while this may look like fire, photographers are feasting their eyes and their lenses on
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horsetail fall waterfall in yosemite national park. but when the sun hits it jsut right, it looks like a firefall. this only happens in mid to late february when the sun sets at a certain angle. drought has kept the firefall away the last four years... park rangers say they welcome its return... stephanie/2couh: less than 24 hour to go until the 9th annual blue ribbon bacon festival.. and we got a sneak peak and taste of one of the dishes you'll find there. look at this.. .from bistro montage... bacon poutine. it's a canadian dish made with fries, cheese curds, gravy and bacon. thanks to chef enosh kelly for this...i (stephanie) had a taste and it is so good. the event starts at 10 tomorrow...it's at the iowa events center... tickets still available.
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it's crunch time for state wrestlers as they look to punch their ticket to tomorrow's championship matches. today, the class one, two, and three-a quarterfinals and semifinals are happening. local 5 will have full coverage from wells fargo arena tonight at six and ten. stephanie/2shot time for another quick break... chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with one last look at our forecast.
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diminishing the rest of today and into the evening. temperatures did manage to make it up to 60 in des moines and will stay mild tonight. with mainly clear skies tonight our temps will drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s across iowa. saturday is shaping up to be a really nice day with sunny skies most of the day, mild temperatures and much lighter winds! highs will be mainly in the 50s saturday, but the metro could reach 60 again. the winds will be mainly less than 10 mph most of the day. .some clouds will come in late saturday and especially saturday night, but we should stay dry through the weekend. sunday will be cooler and cloudier with highs in the 40s, but that is still going to be about 10 degrees above average. and winds will not be that strong sunday either. .next week is looking decent with just slightly above average temps and slight chances for some light precipitation on tuesday and thursday. stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. jack: we are working hard on another great newscast for 6pm. watch for we're proud to say we are iowa... have a great night. " " " " live
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tonight, the showdown in the south just hours away now. donald trump after taking on the
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apple firing back. the showdown in nevada. hillary inton and rnie sanders. and this evening, the early gift for clinton. inside the rescue, one passenger trapped. and the dramatic fire whorls, the whipping winds in chicago. >> your money tonight, are you passing up free money? and america remembering harper lee and her work, read by generations of american students. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with t the showdown just hours away in the race for president. and breakin developments on both sides tonight. in south carolina, the republican rumble, and the new poll.

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